730. Since all the varying scenes of time

1 Since all the varying scenes of time
God's watchful eye surveys,
O who so wise to choose our lot,
Or to appoint our ways?

2 Good, when he gives, supremely good,
Nor less when he denies;
E'en crosses, from his sovereign hand,
Are blessings in disguise.

3 Why should we doubt a Father's love,
So constant and so kind?
To his unerring, gracious will
Be every wish resigned.

Text Information
First Line: Since all the varying scenes of time
Author: James Hervey
Publication Date: 1886
Topic: The Christian: Trust and Resignation
Tune Information
Composer: Unknown
Meter: C. M.
Key: B♭ Major
Notes: Alternate tunes: #201, 724, or 399.

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